Evaluating Pediatric Obesity
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Kelsee Halpin, MD, MPH
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Currently 1 out of every 5 children (18.5%) meets the body mass index criteria for obesity (BMI ≥ 95th percentile). With this in mind, it’s important for providers to consider many factors when diagnosing and assessing a child for obesity. Kelsee Halpin, MD, MPH, pediatric endocrinologist at Children’s Mercy Kansas City, discusses more on this topic and what to look for in the primary care setting.
Wilner, Andrew and Halpin, Kelsee, "Evaluating Pediatric Obesity" (2022). Pediatrics in Practice Podcast. 43.